Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening.
The turnkey transformation of ’Silver Spirit’ will take place early next year at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard.
Starting in early March, ’Silver Spirit’ will be lengthened by inserting a pre-built 49 ft long mid-section housing six Silver Suites, 26 Veranda Suites and two Panorama Suites. Other technical upgrades will also undertaken.
As the ship’s extensive re-design is based on the innovations of the line’s new flagship, ’Silver Muse’, creative dining concepts will be incorporated, and stylish décor enhancements will be made to existing suites and throughout the public spaces and outdoor areas.
“Based on the wonderful feedback from guests sailing on board our beautiful Silver Muse’, we believe the comprehensive makeover we have planned for ’Silver Spirit’ will enrich the on board experience and be equally appreciated by guests.
They will see many of ’Silver Muse’s’ innovations and elevated comforts embodied by our re-imagined ’Silver Spirit’,” said Christian Sauleau, Silversea Cruises Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations.
Giorgio Rizzo, Senior Vice President Services at Fincantieri, said : “The lengthening of a ship always entails a rare level of complexity in a sector with already high technological content as the cruise one is.
Today our group and the Palermo shipyard boast an established and recognised experience in this kind of operations, confirmed by the project that Silversea has assigned us.
We are particularly proud of it because we will supervise it entirely, from design to its full execution, to the delivery to the shipowner.”